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'Pub plan will redefine village's last 1,000 years of existence'

'Pub plan will redefine village's last 1,000 years of existence'

30 September 2021

Residents have hit out at plans to develop land around their village pub.

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Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

29 September 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer set out his vision for the Labour party in a 90-minute speech – but will it win support in true-blue Kent?

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The interviewer is interviewed

The interviewer is interviewed

29 September 2021

In a reversal of roles a former Government Minister will be asking questions of a radio broadcaster to raise funds for a village hall.

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'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

28 September 2021

A Polish lorry driver has warned colleagues will not come to the UK's aid after their "inhumane" treatment last Christmas.

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£50m HQ plan scrapped thanks to pandemic

£50m HQ plan scrapped thanks to pandemic

28 September 2021

A costly plan to redevelop a redundant sorting office into new offices has fallen through with more housing on the cards instead.

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Car park to reopen with lower prices

Car park to reopen with lower prices

27 September 2021

A council has said it will reopen a town centre car park after it closed suddenly last week.

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'Not right to say only women have cervix' - Starmer

'Not right to say only women have cervix' - Starmer

26 September 2021

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has spoken out on a transgender row involving a Kent MP, stating it is 'not right' to say only women have a cervix.

90 beach huts get green light - but 20 more snubbed

90 beach huts get green light - but 20 more snubbed

25 September 2021

Almost 100 beach huts are set to be added to the coast - with councillors expecting them to give neglected parts of a town a much-needed boost.

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Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

25 September 2021

As thousands of Labour party members head to Brighton, we take a look at what the party needs to do to get back on top.

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'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

24 September 2021

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from the energy crisis to Eurostar.

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Petrol stations swamped as drivers panic buy

Petrol stations swamped as drivers panic buy

24 September 2021

Petrol stations across Kent are being swamped as drivers panic buy fuel despite the government insisting there is no shortage.

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Backlash brewing over port redevelopment plans

Backlash brewing over port redevelopment plans

23 September 2021

A rebel group of councillors have joined a growing opposition to the controversial redevelopment putting the future of more than 800 jobs at risk.

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Pushback to halt asylum seeker boats only to be used in limited cases

Pushback to halt asylum seeker boats only to be used in limited cases

22 September 2021

Only a “small proportion” of boats carrying asylum seekers across the Channel could legally be turned back towards France, it has been revealed.

Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

22 September 2021

Kent Labour activists who support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn have said they are targets of a witch-hunt.

Time extension sought for £170m development project

Time extension sought for £170m development project

21 September 2021

A council has asked for more time to determine how to spend cash for a multi-million pound government-funded infrastructure project.

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'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

21 September 2021

A Kent MP has warned that the rise in energy and food costs and the £20 cut in Universal Credit could see thousands of families struggle this winter.

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The team hunting for fly-tippers

The team hunting for fly-tippers

21 September 2021

We joined council and police officers to search for fly tippers on one of their monthly operations.

Shocking extent of council's cash crisis revealed

Shocking extent of council's cash crisis revealed

20 September 2021

A council leader is calling on the government to intervene in the running of the authority which has racked up costs of £9 million in six years.

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MP wants meeting with Starmer to discuss transgender debate

MP wants meeting with Starmer to discuss transgender debate

20 September 2021

A Kent MP at the centre of a 'transphobia' row has called for a meeting with Sir Keir Starmer to discuss the Labour Party's stance on trans issues.

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Why are gas prices rising, what does it mean for me and will it ruin Christmas?

Why are gas prices rising, what does it mean for me and will it ruin Christmas?

20 September 2021

A perfect storm has seen gas prices surge in recent weeks - here's what's behind the issue and what it means for the public.

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